Deep Down

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Tom Doherty Associates, Mar 5, 2013 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Now that she's solved her sister's murder, Hallie Michaels has left the army and isn't sure what to do next. Her relationship with deputy Boyd Davies is tentative, there's still distance between her and her father, and she needs a job. The good news is, she hasn't seen a ghost in weeks.

All that changes when she gets a call asking her to help an elderly neighbor who is being stalked by black dogs, creatures from the underworld that are harbingers of death. When a black dog appears, Hallie learns, a reaper is sure to follow. And if the dark visions she's suddenly receiving are any indication, it looks like the reaper is now following her.

Meanwhile, strange events herald the arrival of ghosts from Boyd's past, ghosts the young deputy isn't ready to face. Refusing Hallie's help, Boyd takes off to deal with the problem on his own, only to find that he's facing something much larger and more frightening than he'd imagined.

Stalked by a reaper and plagued by dark visions, Hallie finds she must face her fears and travel into Death's own realm to save those she most loves.

Deep Down is the chlling sequel to Wide Open, Deborah Coates's "refreshingly original dark fantasy debut." (Publishers Weekly)

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User Review  - bookczuk - LibraryThing

This was given to me in April 2013 by someone from Tor books. It's the second in a series, and has been sitting on my shelf, with a bookmark at Chapter 18 (p 162). I have the feeling I'd like it more ... Read full review

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

How often is a science fiction book set in South Dakota I wonder? In fact, there probably aren't all that many books set in South Dakota at all but surely science fiction would have a very small ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

DEBORAH COATES lives in Ames, Iowa, and works for Iowa State University. Her short fiction has appeared in Asimov's and Strange Horizons, as well as Year's Best Fantasy 6, Best Paranormal Romance, and Best American Fantasy.

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